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SCHEDULE       :  7th October 2016 – 18th February 2017

LOCATION       :   Camp Abu Dhabi


Ananada Swaroopa Yoga (ASY)’s  Yoga Teacher Training Course (YTTC) is too good an opportunity for any serious yoga practitioner to experience deeper dimensions of ‘body-and-mind’ complex amalgamation and to pave a strong foundation for seeking what is often termed as ‘the meaning of life’ with a clear focus on how to explore or where to start with.  It is a 5 months intensive training which require a good understanding of yoga than viewing it as an exercise programme for stretching and sweating out.a

Whilst the programme detoxifies the physical body, it unblocks the negative emotional energies, tears apart the falsehood of ego and poses a good deal of emotional and intellectual challenges.  Some students may find it hard to go through in the first  2 – 3 months. However, as required for any other challenging missions, yoga teacher training needs courage, patience and endurance which pay off the trainees from the 4 months onwards when they slowly settle down to accept the inner transformation.

The course requires strict adherence to daily home practise, reading, self-study (observation of one’s thoughts, expressions and actions); an open minded or non-judgmental approach to life. I would like, in other words, to put “approach yoga with an empty mind, so the truth of life will come from within you”, says Devadas.


The programme provides opportunity for a willing student to experience the inner transformation and deeper dimensions of life.

  • Prior experience of practising yoga  is essential.
  • The classes are conducted on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.
  • Essential teaching materials will be supplied along with Jala Nethi pots and threads to clean the nose.
  • Reference books for  will have to be bought by the student.
  • Ananda Swaroopa Yoga’s  YTTC is recognized by Yoga Alliance (USA) and Yoga Alliance International. After successful completion Students can register with either of these organisations under 200 Hours.

YTTC at Ananda Swaroopa Yoga


Training at ASY a trainee into a strong candidate for a Yoga Teacher. The curriculum was developed taking care of all the important aspects that are required for the yoga education in the most effective way.

Although there are different names of yoga associated with certain individuals or order, as a matter of fact, there is only one Yoga.  Nevertheless, we have taken care to make the curriculum a perfect blend of Raja, Hatha, Tantra, Mantra, Prana and Kriya yogic techniques along with Ayurvedic Yogasanas, therapeutic applications of Mudras; and basic but powerful meditation techniques – all of which make the curriculum a firm base to start with as a primary Yoga Teacher.

Interestingly one’s objective of learning and practising yoga place the student in the corresponding place in life. If one assimilates into the yogic teachings, practises and imbibe them, such student will have greater possibilities to know life from within and live life full. All the great masters from the Vedic period or even beyond and after proved this truth.


Prior experience is beneficial

YTTC demands commitment, dedication and ‘being in the present’. It is a process of grinding all the projections of falsehood and inculcating a great deal of responsibility focusing on the life itself. Therefore, it is important for a Yoga Teacher Trainee ti0have at least 2 – 3 years of continuous practise and experience in yoga. This will enable the trainee to get accustomed to the teaching and its values. It may please note be noted that laziness, tardiness and disorganized way of life will be great hindrances to YTTC.

YTTC applicant should:

  • be ready to devote 2 hours of practising yoga at home which includes physical exercise and reading reference books and notes.
  • not plan holidays by cancelling the class
  • be ready to bring positive changes in his/her attitude towards life and interaction with other beings.


While practising yoga, a practitioner has to take into consideration many aspects of this healing science. To be more effective on vital, mental and psychic planes, Yoga is an application for every moment in life. One has to be able to observe and understand his or her nature as to what is he or she is full of and should be willing to transform. This is the first step towards learning Yoga.

There could be situations where a Yoga Teacher is expected to rise above the regular TTC curriculum. In a typical yoga class, there will be people with different capabilities, mindsets and expectations, who look for certain benefits, whether physical or spiritual. Therefore ASY’s  curriculum and the training manual were  developed giving exposure to diffent lineages and their teachings have been developed to equip a serious yoga teaher trainee.  

Please note that ASY’s Hatha Yoga training follows purely traditional ancient Indian system.

Curriculum – PART 1 


  • All about the Asana
  • how to get ready, going to, stay and relax in asanas, come back
  • alignment
  • posture corrections
  • observation
  • variations of the same and for therapeutic applications
  • gradual improvements

Suryanamaskaram (Sunsalutation)

  • Hatha Yoga traditional style (but challenging).
  • Suryanamaskaram for different body types


  • different pranayamas and cleansing breathing techqnique (Kapalabhati)
  • qualification & conditions for doing pranayama
  • detailed techniques of  pranayama
  • the “Do”s and “Don’t”s


  • awareness and relaxation
  • relaxation and medical benefits
  • relaxation and being in present
  • relaxation and thought process

Yoga Nidra

  • a powerful technique – how to be in touch with the whole of you.


  • Meditation and the world
  • why to meditate
  • necessary physical conditions for the meditation
  • hindrance in the meditation
  • how to avoid from getting caught up in  thoughts
  • why do many want to run away or do not want to sit
  • how coul you make it possible

Yoga Anatomy & Physiology

  • physical body
  • vital body
  • mental body
  • psychic body


Yogic Kriyas (cleansing)

Mudra and Bandha


Yoga Philosophy

Introduction to Patanjali Yoga Sutra

Introduction to Ayurveda

In addition to the above, Devadas from his experience has included two more important aspects of healing :

  • Ayurvedic way of yoga
  • Mudras for healing (not the regular Mudras taught in the yoga curriculum).


In order to assess the capability of a yoga teacher trainee to receive graduation certificate, the trainee has to pass a process of examination in two parts:

The first part will include Assessment (Observations) on the following:

  • Attendance – minimum 90% attendance is required to sit second phase of the written exam
  • Understanding of asanas*
  • Progress *
  • Teaching ability*
  • Attitude / behavior in the class
  • Interaction with the teacher

*students will be assessed by observation of their performance, understanding and teaching classes

The second part will be a written examination which includes questions on various aspects of YTTC. Passing the written exam is mandatory to qualify for the successful completion of YTTC and to receive certificate. Only those who pass the both phases of Examination will be able to receive the 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Certificate

REGISTRATION with Yoga Alliance and Yoga Alliance International

After graduation, you can register with Yoga Alliance (USA) and Yoga Alliance International.

For more information, please contact us by email : [email protected] / [email protected] or call us on 00971 50 3251350